Status Yellow wind warning issued for Mayo as storm looms

A Status Yellow Wind warning has been issued for Mayo for Tuesday as Storm Barra is set to reach Ireland's shores.

A Met. Eireann spokesperson said: "Through Tuesday and for a time on Wednesday, an Atlantic depression named Storm Barra will bring very strong winds and spells of heavy rain across Ireland.

"Winds will be strongest in western coastal counties with severe or damaging gusts possible.

"Heavy rain will bring localised flooding. There will also be high waves at sea and a significant possibility of coastal flooding on south and west coasts."

The warning wil be in efect from 6 a.m. on Tuesday to 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

The warning also covers Leinster, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Leitrim Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary and Waterford

A Status Orange wind warning is issued for Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Galway

The Met. √Čireann spokesperson explained: "On Tuesday and Tuesday night, due to Storm Barra, southerly winds, later becoming to northwesterly, will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/hr with severe or damaging gusts of up to 130 Km/ hr, possibly higher in coastal areas. Disruption to power and travel are likely.

"High waves, high tides, heavy rain and storm surge will lead to wave overtopping and a significant possibility of coastal flooding."